Tracking COVID-19 trends in hard-hit states

Currently, there are over 10 million confirmed cases and more than 240,000 casualties attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. Researchers at Louisiana State University have applied computational models to investigate infection rates in relation to social distancing measures. Their paper, Effect of mitigation measures on the spreading of COVID-19 in hard-hit states in the U.S.,…

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Study examines remission of obesity-related complications in teens after bariatric surgery

Aurora, Colo. (Nov. 24, 2020) — Eighty to 90% of adolescents benefit from lasting weight loss following bariatric surgery, and most experience the remission of obesity-related complications such as elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal pain, among others. In a new study published in Obesity, researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s…

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‘Crisis decision making at the speed of COVID-19’ — Bay Area public health officials share their experience with shelter-in-place order

November 24, 2020 — In mid-March, public health officials across the San Francisco area issued the first U.S. regional shelter-in-place order in response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. A «field report» on the crisis decision-making approach followed in that effective early response is featured in a special COVID-19 supplement to the Journal of Public Health…

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Closing the racial disparity gap in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest

PHILADELPHIA (November 24, 2020) — In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) represent catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite investments to improve the quality of resuscitation efforts, fewer than 25% of all patients that experience cardiac arrests in hospitals survive to discharge, and survival varies significantly across hospitals and by race. Until now, few have been able to…

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For people with diabetes, medicaid expansion helps, but can’t do it all: BU study

Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has insured millions of low-income people in the United States, improving outcomes for patients with many different diseases. But expansion alone has not been enough to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes, according to a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study. Published in the American…

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Try a Red Wine From the Nation of Georgia

The country of Georgia considers itself to be the birthplace of wine, with a tradition going back about 8,000 years. Wine drinkers elsewhere are still just discovering it, as Georgia’s emergence on the world’s wine lists really began with the fall of the Soviet Union. Now a Georgian red blend called Lost Eden — made…

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A New Cookbook From Jacques Pépin

The Jacques Pépin Foundation has released a new online video cookbook, “Cook With Jacques Pépin and Friends, Volume 1.” It’s available to members of the organization, which just initiated its membership program. The foundation, started in 2016, supports training programs for chefs. The cookbook, with submissions from 45 contributors, has informative yet concise video recipes;…

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For a Limited Time, the Cronut Will Travel

Cronuts for all, mailed to your home. Dominique Ansel will feature his famous croissant-meets-doughnut confection on his website for delivery in the contiguous United States starting Dec. 3 and at least until the end of the year. The flavor of the month will be chestnut milk chocolate, filled with chestnut and milk chocolate ganache. Mr.…

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